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6 Ways Custom Etched Glass Improves The Look Of Your Home

by Rasmus Koskinen

If you are looking for a way to make your home and furnishings stand out, then a custom etched glass element may be just what you are looking for. You might be surprised to learn that an etched glass design of your choosing can be created on any glass surface in your home.

Here are six different decorating ideas you can use to improve the look of your home with custom etched glass:

1. Front Entry Doors 

There are three different ways that you can improve the look of your home's entry doors with etched glass:

  1. You can have a design etched into the doors themselves if they are all glass.
  2. You can have etching done to the smaller windows that surround your home's front door.
  3. You can have a large design etched to both the glass doors and surrounding accent windows. 

2. Shower Doors

Shower doors are a popular place to add etched glass to a home's decor. The frosting of the glass helps to add both some privacy and beauty to your bathroom. For a special look, you can have the glass shower doors etched by hand which allows for tonal shading. Tonal shading in the etching gives the glass door's design a 3-D appearance.

3. Decorative Mirrors 

Mirrors are a popular item to etch. By adding a nice border around the large mirror in your bathroom or over your home's fireplace, you can add a custom home look to the space.

4. Cabinet Doors

If you have glass cabinet doors in your home's bathroom or kitchen, adding etching to them serves two purposes:

  1. It helps to add a focal point and some interest for your eyes.
  2. It helps to hide items stored behind the glass.

Any design can be etched in either a positive or negative design. This means that the glass contractor will be able to control the amount of frosting on the end product. For areas of clutter like bathrooms and kitchens, the etching can be done in such a way that it hides much of the contents of the cabinet behind the glass door.

5. Bar and Table Tops

Glass bar and table tops are a nice place to add some custom etching as well. You can easily turn an inexpensive sheet of glass into a wonderful custom piece for your living space.

6. Room Dividers

Glass room dividers can also be etched for added visual appeal and to add frosting to the glass for privacy. 


Now that you have seen how custom etched glass can add to the look of your home, you should contact a local glass contractor to discuss your exact needs and to obtain a quote.